DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Drummer/Percussionist from Tauranga. Became professional back in 2002 tutoring drums & percussion, playing in various original and cover bands. Nick also takes the drum throne as the resident drummer and facilitator at Mount Brewing Co Brew Bar, Mount Live Lounge jam night in Mt Maunganui. 

VOCALS - GUITAR - UKULELE - MANDOLIN
Melissa Cox joined the Mauao family in June 2015 as a Vocal Tutor. She also teaches beginner acoustic guitar, beginner and intermediate mandolin, beginner ukulele, contemporary songwriting, composition, lyric writing, and theory.

VOCALS - PIANO - TIN WHISTLE - VIOLIN
Claire is an enthusiastic and fun teacher from Northern Ireland who has been playing music since she was 8 years old. She began by learning the violin and tin whistle in primary school and since then has been involved in an array of different artistic and musical projects.

DRUMS & PERCUSSION
At the ripe age of 12 Will was already a regular performer at the Okaihau Country Music Club in New Zealand’s Northland, by 14 he was performing with a working covers band based in Northland called “Trax”. Since then Will has gone on to firmly establish himself as one of New Zealand’s top session and live performance drummers.

GUITAR
Derrin Richards brings decades of live and studio playing experience to his 
guitar lessons. 

SAXOPHONE
Qualifications; A three-year Diploma in Jazz Studies (majoring in Arranging and Composition) through the Christchurch Polytechnic Jazz School. Currently playing in the band “A Dozen Lies” a three-piece consisting of D J, Trombone and Sax which specialises in wedding and corporate functions playing a mix of music consisting of jazz, blues, electronic, rock, pop and house music.

GUITAR - BASS GUITAR
Performing concerts, teaching guitar clinics and playing in recording sessions in countries all around the world, Sean Clancy has been teaching guitar and music for 28 years.

GUITAR - VOCALS - VIOLIN - UKULELE
A singer, song writter and multi-instrumentalist. Camila started learning music at the age of 2 years old through classical violin suzuki method. She played amongst some of the best synphonic orchestras in Brazil.